Brisbane City

Restaurants and cafes in Brisbane

From fine dining to funky cafes, Brisbane has an abundance of restaurants and cafe's scattered through the city and Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs that are perfect for every palette.  


If you’re after world-class dining options with waterfront views of the Story Bridge, opt for one of the award-wining restaurants at Eagle Street Pier. For a more relaxed vibe, head to South Bank’s River Quay, where you can find five renowned restaurants overlooking the Brisbane River. You can also find scrumptious eats at a variety of restaurants in the inner-city suburbs including New Farm, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, West End, Paddington and Spring Hill.

The café culture in Brisbane is thriving and everywhere you look you can find great eats and even better coffee. For scrumptious breakfast, lunch or brunch options you are guaranteed to find great bites anywhere along the Brisbane River. West End, Paddington and New Farm also house some of the best cafes in the city and you can walk off your meal by exploring these inner-city precincts post indulgence. 

Shopping in Brisbane

Queen Street Mall is the city’s main shopping precinct where you can find everything from department stores to boutique clothing. Queens Plaza and Edward Street are home to luxury designer shops, ranging from Australian brands such as Zimmerman to international labels such as Gucci, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.

James Street in New Farm is a fantastic inner-city shopping precinct dotted with local and international labels. Grab a coffee or lunch at one of the delicious cafes and restaurants along James Street to refuel between shops. 

If vintage shopping is more your style, head to Paddington or West End where you can browse the vintage shops for some unique pieces to refresh your wardrobe. 

Brisbane nightlife

Brisbane has a booming nightlife scene with new bars popping up regularly around the city. The CBD and Fortitude Valley are the best places to hydrate and hit the dance floor once the sun goes down. Indulge in a cocktail at a rooftop bar as you make the most of the Brisbane’s beautiful weather or enjoy a cold brew at one of Brisbane’s microbreweries or quirky laneway bars. 

Need some inspiration? Check out Brisbane’s best bars.

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Emporium Hotel South Bank

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$295 - 2500
An exciting new chapter for Australia's most awarded boutique luxury hotel. Emporium Hotel South Bank sets a spectacular new standard in exquisite boutique luxury accommodation, sophisticated conferencing and event spaces and exceptional service.

FV by Peppers

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$229 - 1163
With cutting edge architectural design, FV by Peppers is matched by the inclusion of some thoroughly modern facilities, such as a heated u-shaped skyline pool, cinema, state of the art gym, yoga retreat and tropical outdoor lounge area.

Gambaro Hotel Brisbane

Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Area
From AU$150 - 500
Gambaro Hotel exudes luxury, style and sophistication. Located moments from Suncorp Stadium, the hotel is conveniently positioned in the heart of Brisbane’s Caxton Street precinct. This contemporary design hotel is famous for its elegance and personalised service.

Park Regis North Quay

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$135 - 375
Park Regis North Quay is ideally positioned overlooking the Brisbane River with spectacular views over the city and across to South Bank. A short walk to the heart of Brisbane's business district and entertainment, shopping and dining options as well as Suncorp Stadium, Park Regis North Quay is the ultimate base for both corporate and leisure guests.

Rydges South Bank

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$189 - 449
The newly redesigned Rydges South Bank is situated in Brisbane's most enviable location, the South Bank arts and entertainment precinct. Rydges South Bank adjoins with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre via a walkway, it is only a few minutes walk to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre complex, the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland and the new magnificent Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

Mercure Brisbane King George Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 270
This beautifully appointed hotel, Mercure Brisbane King George Square, enjoys a proud history as Brisbane's first international hotel, superbly positioned adjacent to Brisbane's historic Town Hall and King George Square.

Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$209 - 799
The eclectic, sophisticated and curious Ovolo Inchcolm takes on a rock n roll design. Once a private residence and medical practice, the building was first constructed in the 1930s, with this being the foundation to drive the artistic concept behind Ovolo Inchcolm.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$217 - 437
Ideally located in the heart of Brisbane's Central Business District, just a stone's throw away from all the river city has to offer, such as Queen Street Mall offering a wide range of luxury high end brands and boutiques, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Treasury Casino and Queensland Art Gallery.

Belise

Bowen Hills, Brisbane Area
From AU$162 - 390
Belise boasts premium accommodation in Bowen Hills including one, two and three bedroom modern apartments with generous living spaces and an abundance of natural light. Situated on one of the highest points in Bowen Hills overlooking the new RNA showground redevelopment, Belise will offer conference and exhibition guests immediate access to a host of elegant bars, trendy restaurants, funky cafes and boutique shopping.

Mantra on Mary

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$199 - 459
If you’re looking for accommodation in Brisbane that’s walking distance to all the main attractions, Mantra on Mary is in the ideal position for you. In this thriving city, these contemporary and spacious apartments will be your escape.
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